Milwaukee Brewers at San Diego Padres - May 19, 2011 | MLB.com SD Recap
"There's a different presence with him here," Bell said. "You've got a veteran guy up there, and everyone in the dugout knows he was going to square one up there. He is in the dugout talking, getting everyone fired up. "We had the perfect guy for the job."
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When I got home I found two tweets from Cameron Maybin expressing some frustration with the official scorer. During the seventh inning, he hit a hard ground ball that McGehee bobbled, and beat McGehee's throw to first. It was ruled an infield single. After the game the official scorer reviewed the play and changed it to E-5. The tweets have since been deleted.
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"After I touched home plate, I asked everybody if I left on time," Patterson said. "We all got a good laugh out of it."
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"You hit on a point there. Petco Park has a finely manicured infoeld. One of the best in the game. But it is also softer than most infields. Ground balls are much less likely to get through the grass and the dirt. You don't see choppers bouncing over infielders heads in San Diego. Luke Yoder's crew might be too good at their jobs."
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"I saw Aki at a Little League facility in Lakeside [outside San Diego] and we got to talk, and he said he had a house about a mile from where the tsunami hit [near Sendai]," Hoffman said of Otsuka, who also has a home in the San Diego area. "I thought he and I should get together and bring attention to [tsunami relief]. He was on board with it."
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"We’ve got to get our focus back on throwing and catching the ball . . . the fundamental basics of throwing and catching and making the routine play."
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"That's the reason why he's the manager of the year," Hudson said of how Black managed in the ninth inning. "He knows his moves before things happen and talks things over with a good bench coach like (Rick) Renteria. Those guys are two innings or an inning ahead."
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"There'd be a lot of posturing," Padres manager Bud Black said. "In fairness to all 30 teams, it's better to have a 15-day disabled list."
Put the 1996 Padres in this ballpark, they win 90-96 games for baffling reasons such as having far more talent, plus better know-how and other intangibles. This year's team is challenged by those three ingredients, not so much bricks and mortar.